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Dark matters : on the surveillance of blackness

Author: Simone Browne
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Simone Browne shows how racial ideologies and the long history of policing black bodies under transatlantic slavery structure contemporary surveillance technologies and practices. Analyzing a wide  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simone Browne
ISBN: 9780822359388 0822359383
OCLC Number: 981598955
Description: IX, 213 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Introduction, and Other Dark Matters 1 1. Notes on Surveillance Studies: Through the Door of No Return 31 2. "Everybody's Got a Little Light under the Sun": The Making of the Book of Negroes 63 3. B (R)anding Blackness: Biometric Technology and the Surveillance of Blackness 89 4. "What Did TSA Find in Solange's Fro?": Security Theater at the Airport 131 Epilogue. When Blackness Enters the Frame 161 Notes 165 Bibliography 191 Index 203
Responsibility: Simone Browne.


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